Most Important Cuneiform Objects 41-50

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41. A cylinder of Nabonidus

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Artifact: Clay cylinder
Provenience:
Period: Neo-Babylonian (ca. 626-539 BC)
Current location:


42. The Shamash Tablet

A Neo-Babylonian king celebrates the restoration of Shamash's cult in Sippar on a stone tablet headed by an elegant bas relief. More information...

Artifact: Stone tablet
Provenience: Sippar
Period: Neo-Babylonian (ca. 626-539 BC)
Current location: British Museum, London


43. 58 designations for swine

An unusual text among the many Mesopotamian lexical lists. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Uruk, modern Warka
Period: Uruk III (ca. 3200-3000 BC)
Current location: Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin (VAT 16773)


44. Ushumgal Stela

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Artifact: Stone tablet
Provenience: Umma?
Period: Early Dynastic I-II (ca. 2900-2700 BC)
Current location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


45. The large God-list from Fara

Listing over 500 gods of third millennium Mesopotamia.More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Fara
Period: ED IIIa (ca. 2600-2500 BC)
Current location: Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, Germany


46. A Collection of Proverbs

The earliest known proverbs collection. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Abū Salābīkh
Period: ED IIIa (ca. 2600-2500 BC)
Current location: National Museum of Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq


47. Enki loves the love-charm

This Old Akkadian literary text contains the earliest known love incantation. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Kish
Period: Old Akkadian (ca. 2340-2200 BC)
Current location: The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford (Ashm 1930-143 + Ashm 1930-175h)


48. A large account of a basketry and carpentry workshop

One of the largest clay tablets yet found, it features a complex account of actual and predicted income and outgoings at one workshop. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Girsu, modern Telloh
Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
Current location: Louvre Museum, Paris (AO 6036)


49. Receipt shown by V. V. Struve to relate to year-end's account

A receipt which was used to prove the real nature of the Ur III accounting system. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Umma, modern Djokha
Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
Current location: Yale Babylonian Collection, Yale University (NBC 2087)


50. The growth of a herd of cattle

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Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Drehem
Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
Current location: Louvre Museum, Paris (AO 5499)

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